Music for an Exhibition: Sounds of 1934
Acclaimed pianist, Leslie Amper will present a lecture/recital related
to 1934: A New Deal for Artists exhibition, at the NY State Museum in Albany She will tell the story of the Depression Era government sponsored Federal Music Project through
images and music. This program spawned tremendous musical activity
nationwide including 6,000 new American works and the start of public
school music programs. Composers’ works will include William
Grant Still, Amy Beach and George Gershwin. Her unique performance draws
parallels between visual art and music.
Since her debut, Ms. Amper has delighted audiences nationwide at such
places as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; the National Gallery of Art
and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.